This Mint Chocolate Protein Shake Recipe Is Everything

This Mint Chocolate Protein Shake Recipe Is Everything

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Stop the post-workout hangry monster—and recover faster—with this protein shake that tastes like a mint chocolate cookie.

This mint chocolate protein shake is made with chocolate-flavored LADDER Whey Protein which provides 26 grams of easily absorbed protein to support muscle growth and repair and help speed recovery. For our plant-based friends, you can also make this recipe with LADDER Plant Protein, which contains 21 grams of pea protein. You can’t go wrong either way!

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Mint Chocolate Protein Shake

How to Make a Mint Chocolate Protein Shake

As soon as you can manage to get off the floor after your workout (we’ll give you time, but within 30 minutes is ideal), use a blender to whip LADDER Whey or Plant Protein, low-fat milk (or plant-based milk if you prefer), chocolate chips, and mint extract into a delicious smoothie.

Once blended, the chocolate chips give each sip melt-in-your-mouth richness and the mint extract (which is usually a blend of peppermint and spearmint oils), makes the shake taste cool and refreshing. Ice helps thicken it, so use more if you want to pretend you’re having a milkshake, less if you want to drink it down fast.

Also, if you’re making this shake near the holidays, feel free to swap the mint extract for peppermint extract to give you all those warm fuzzies. In an, er, cold shake. Just go with us on this, ok?

 Mint Chocolate Protein Shake

Tips to Make Your Mint Chocolate Protein Shake More Filling

This Mint Chocolate Protein Shake provides the protein and calories your body needs to refuel and support muscle growth and repair after a workout.

But, if your next meal is hours away, or you just want to give it extra oomph to make it more filling, we stan adding one or more of these healthy ingredients:

  • ½ cup reduced-fat (2%) plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup cottage cheese (best when blended)
  • 1 to 2 tsp. psyllium powder (mix immediately before serving)
  • ¼ to ½ cup canned black beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 cup raspberries (fresh or frozen)
  • ¼ medium ripe avocado
  • 1 to 2 tsp. all-natural nut butter
  • 1 Tbsp. ground flaxseed, hemp seeds, or chopped nuts
  • 1 cup raw spinach or chopped kale
  • ½ large ripe banana
  • 2 Tbsp. dry old-fashioned rolled oats

Mint Chocolate Protein Shake

Can I Make My Protein Shake In Advance?

Yes, and no. You can blend this protein shake in advance, but the mixture will thicken as it rests and may form clumps.

Luckily, it takes almost no time at all to make, so even if you’re rushing from your workout to whatever comes after, squeezing in this important post-workout nutrition will take mere seconds.

Cameron Fiorenza, BS-NDTR, has a tasty solution for those who want to prepare this recipe in advance: Omit some or all of the liquid and ice, and blend the chocolate-flavored protein powder with Greek yogurt or cottage cheese to make a rich pudding.

Let the mixture chill in the fridge for at least an hour, then top it with fresh berries, if desired, for a post-workout treat.


Do Protein Shakes Help You Lose Weight?

A post-workout protein shake, like LADDER Whey or Plant Protein, can help you with muscle recovery which, in turn, means you can get back to working out sooner and harder.

That, according to Denis Faye, M.S., vice president of nutrition at Openfit, should impact weight loss.

Chocolate Mint Protein Shake
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Mint Chocolate Protein Shake

Mint Chocolate lovers, your ultimate protein shake is here. The recipe for this easy to make mint chocolate protein shake blends together protein powder, chocolate chips, mint extract, and your favorite milk to make a delicious smoothie.

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword mint chocolate protein shake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 shake
Calories 247 kcal
Author Kirsten Morningstar


  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 scoop LADDER Whey Protein or LADDER Plant Protein - Chocolate
  • tsp. chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp. pure mint extract


  1. Place milk, ice, protein powder, chocolate chips, and extract in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Mint Chocolate Protein Shake
Amount Per Serving (1 shake)
Calories 247 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 321mg14%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 29g58%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Mint Chocolate Protein Shake